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Poster: Caitlin Olson Date: Mar 19, 2018 11:43am
Forum: news Subject: Motherboard: Relive the Golden Age of Tiger Electronics Handhelds Thanks to the Internet Archive

I played a lot of Ninja Gaiden in waiting rooms as a kid. I didn’t play Ninja Gaiden Shadow on the Game Boy, but rather the shitty LCD powered handheld Ninja Gaiden released by the Tiger toy company. It was a simple game where I navigated my marionette ninja back and forth across the simple screen and mashed buttons while the small speakers bleeped and blooped. It was cheap and terrible and I loved it.

Thanks to the mad scientists at MAME—a group dedicated to emulating old hardware and software—and the Internet Archive, I can relive those childhood memories. The Archive is dedicated to preserving our digital history and has provided some basic in-browser video game emulation for four years. Now, they’re emulating the cheap home handheld versions of popular video games and arcade machines.

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